Frozen in Time: Grover Norquist and the Taxpayer Protection Pledge Stymie America

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG Explore the issue of American greed w/ @PeteDominick & @ritholtz in wide-ranging & insightful dialogue between 24:00 – 1:25:40.  Join Thursdays, 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny.”

Pete Dominick and Barry Ritholtz explore the issue of American greed in a wide-ranging and insightful dialogue between 24:00 – 1:25:40.

In one segment, they hone in on the reason American infrastructure is in such disrepair – the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

“…take that piece of shit broken part and throw it on Grover Norquist’s front lawn.  I want his front lawn to look like a garbage dump.  Cause…if you have to point to one motherfucka in America who’s responsible for the state of the roads, it’s that asshole…If you want nice things you have to pay for them, and that includes shit like an electrical grid…” 

— Barry Ritholtz, 1:18:00 – 1:21:23

“I think if you’re a Congressman, you should be humiliated that the roads of America are in the condition that they’re in…I think everybody in America, every time you get a blowout on the highway, every time you break an axle…you should take that piece of shit broken part and throw it on Grover Norquist’s front lawn.  I want his front lawn to look like a garbage dump.  Cause…if you have to point to one motherfucka in America who’s responsible for the state of the roads, it’s that asshole…If you want nice things you have to pay for them, and that includes shit like an electrical grid…”  — Barry Ritholtz, 1:18:00 – 1:21:23

“Grover Norquist…makes every single Republican at every level of government, sign an oath, called the Pledge, that they will never raise any tax, period, which is the goddamn dumbest policy of any civilization ever…”

— Pete Dominick, 1:21:23 – 1:21:40

Grover Norquist is an American political activist and strategist for conservative and libertarian causes, who makes everyone sign a pledge refusing to raise taxes.  “The organization is known for its ‘Taxpayer Protection Pledge,’ which asks candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. The founder and president of ATR is Grover Norquist, a conservative tax activist.” — Wikipedia

See what politicians have to say about the Taxpayer Protection Pledge at the ATR website.  https://www.atr.org/about-the-pledge

So where, exactly, does Grover Norquist live?

— LMO

“Barry Ritholtz has spent his career helping people spot their own investment errors and to learn how to better manage their own financial behaviors. He is the creator of The Big Picture, often ranked as the number one financial blog to follow by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and others.   Barry Ritholtz is the creator and host of Bloomberg’s Masters in Business radio podcast, and a featured columnist at the Washington Post. He is the author of the Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy (Wiley, 2009). In addition to serving as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, he is also on the advisory boards of Riskalyze, and Peer Street, two leading financial technology startups bringing transparency and analytics to the investment business.   Barry has named one of the 15 Most Important Economic Journalists in the United States, and has been called one of The 25 Most Dangerous People in Financial Media. When not working, he can be found with his wife and their two dogs on the north shore of Long Island…”  — Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

CONSIDER segment on greed 24:00 – 1:25:40 | “Barry Ritholtz and Dr Mia Bloom Episode 386″ | Stand Up! with Pete Dominick | 7/7/2021

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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